Happy Monday! It’s been a glorious weekend in NorCal that was warm and sunny. After a week of rain and flood, I’m so happy that it has finally cleared up and that I can go on long walks with my dogs in a t-shirt and yoga pants (basically my uniform). Anywho… let’s talk about these Instant Pot eggs in marinara sauce.
One of the biggest requests I receive from my readers is that they want to see more Instant Pot recipes. Well, ask and you shall receive. This week, I’m posting not 1, but 2 Instant Pot recipes, and these yummy eggs cooked in marinara sauce are the first on the lineup!
Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and all, and I think celebration should start as soon as you wake up. And what better way to celebrate love than with a healthy warm breakfast that gives you all the happy feels?
This recipe won’t yield a runny yolk, but it’ll be soft and still delicious. They were cooked just past the runny stage, so they tasted creamy and so so decadent. I especially loved it over some Canyon Bakehouse Gluten Free toast. If you are avoiding yeast for one reason or another, try making my Paleo Yeast Free Bread. The crispiness of the toast complements with the soft yummy eggs perfectly!
Don’t you think your honey will love starting the day with a delicious breakfast like this? Just don’t tell him or her that it took less than 20 minutes. If you have a busy morning and want to take even less time, you can even prep and make the marinara sauce base the night before and just cook the eggs in the morning, which is literally 1 minute cooking time in the Instant Pot. There’s nothing to not love about that!
Hope you have a great Valentine’s Day, and make sure to treat yourself and your loved ones with delicious food, sweets, and kind loving words!
Put coconut oil in the Instant Pot and turn it on to "Sauté" setting. Wait a few minutes for it to get hot.
Add garlic, onion, red bell pepper, chili powder, paprika cumin to the Instant Pot. Season generously with salt and pepper, and cook while stirring for about 5 minutes, or until the onion is translucent and the peppers are soft.
Add marinara sauce and stir everything together. Turn off heat and let cool for 5 minutes.
Carefully crack the eggs into the sauce, making sure you don't crack the yolks. Try to make them spaced out evenly.
Close the lid, make sure the pressure valve is closed, and set the Instant Pot to Manual on low pressure for 1 minute.
Once it beeps to finish, quickly release the pressure valve and open the lid.
I can’t believe it’s almost Halloween already! Are you all ready with your costumes and treats? I’m definitely not. I used to get excited about Halloween when I lived in New York City because it was such a huge deal there and I would always be invited to parties with my friends. Now that I’m living in suburbia, it’s much more toned down and most of the events are catered for little ones. I doubt I’ll dress up at all this year. Gosh, I’m so lame and boring.
However, I did make these cute (and maybe a little creepy?) Halloween deviled eggs that both kids AND adults will love. You know you’ll get plenty of sweet, processed treats everywhere you go, so why not sneak in this fun little snack at your party that’s full of healthy, delicious fats?
These Jack O’Lantern Halloween deviled eggs are great if you are doing a RESTART sugar detox program, Whole30, or if you are just looking for a healthier, sugar-free option. What I love most about deviled eggs is that not only are they tasty, they are filling and makes for a perfect snack. Instead of reaching for the processed candy, the healthy fat these Halloween deviled eggs contains can really help kill your sweets cravings.
And even if you aren’t a fan of deviled eggs, these are just so fun to make even with your kids, and people will love them at parties. You can be as creative as you want with the faces, and they don’t have to be perfect! I included some not-so-perfect ones in these photos to show that as long as they look like faces, it really doesn’t matter.
Take out eggs straight from the fridge, then lower the eggs into the water so they don't break, and let it come to a boil again. Once it does, lower the heat, and let the eggs simmer for 11 minutes.
Prepare a large bowl with an ice bath.
Once the eggs are done cooking, place them in the ice bath for at least 15 minutes.
Peel the eggs under cold running water.
Cut the eggs in half lengthwise.
Take out the yolks and place in a bowl.
Add mayo, tomato paste, marinara sauce, dijon mustard, salt and pepper, and mash with a fork until fully combined and creamy.
Fill the egg whites with the mixture evenly.
Cut pitted olives into small triangles for the eyes, and wider triangles for the mouth, making teeth marks if you want more details. Use kitchen shears for better precision. Be creative, and it doesn't have to be perfect! Place on top of the filling to make faces.
Refrigerate for up to 4 days.
There are many ways to cook hard-boiled eggs, but I found that this method makes the best, easy-to-peel eggs. You can boil it any way you like that works best for you!
Happy first day of Fall, all! It’s true that I want to hold on to summer forever, but I do love me some Fall produce like pumpkin, squash, apples and pears so I’ll accept the cooler weather (as if I have a choice…). But before starting the craze of all the Fall-appropriate recipes, I want to share a seriously delicious breakfast recipe with you all.
I’m not sure if you’ve ever had collard wraps before, but it’s one of my favorite gluten-free and low-carb hacks. You basically use a raw collard green leaf as a substitute for a tortilla to make any kind of wrap you want. Collard green leaves are flexible, doesn’t tear easily, and soft enough to chew raw, making it a perfect vehicle to roll up some delicious sandwich or burrito fillings in.
In order to use it as wrap, the best thing to do is lay it flat to shave off the stem that’s sticking out so it’s the same thickness as the leaf. Then, you just add the fillings, fold the sides, then roll it up like a tortilla. Sound simple, right? It really is!
One thing I sure do miss eating is a breakfast burrito, especially living in California. This collard wrap version is made with everyone’s favorite breakfast items, eggs and bacon, and plenty of veggies to make it a healthy, sugar-free breakfast. If you don’t love all the ingredients I added, feel free to leave them out or switch it up with the flavors and ingredients you like. This recipe is easily customizable, so you can change it up with whatever fillings that you are into or have on hand!
Lay down the collard green leaves face down, and use a sharp knife to shave down the stems so it is the same thickness as the leaves (See picture in the post). Cut off the part of the stem that extends past the leaves. Set aside.
Preheat a skillet to medium heat.
Cook the chopped bacon on the skillet for about 5 minutes until they turn crispy, then transfer to a dish.
Leave 2 tsp of bacon fat in the pan, and set the rest aside.
Raise the heat to medium high, and cook the onions and the bell pepper in the bacon fat until they are softened, about 6-7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and combine well with the cooked bacon.
In a small bowl, whisk the eggs with non-dairy milk, nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper.
Lower the heat to medium low and heat 2 tsp of the reserved bacon fat in the skillet (you can use butter or ghee, if there isn't enough).
Pour the eggs into the pan, and stir and scramble until cooked, about 3-4 minutes.
Assemble the wrap: Lay down a collard leaf, and place ½ of the bacon, onion, and bell pepper mixture on the middle of the leaf. Layer with ½ of scrambled eggs, ½ of diced tomato, and ½ of diced avocado. Season with hot sauce, if using. Fold the sides up to tuck, then start rolling like a regular tortilla. Finish by plating with the end of the leaf on the bottom of the wrap, so the roll holds together. Repeat with the other leaf and the rest of the prepared ingredients